Looking past the frat tanks and game day dresses, much of UF’s Greek life is rooted in scholarship, community service and leadership.
UF has four Greek councils: the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Of the 25 chapters in the Interfraternity Council, 24 have houses that can mostly be found on Fraternity Row. The rush process for the IFC begins Sept. 8 and ends Sept. 12.
The female version of the IFC is the Panhellenic Council, which has 16 chapters. All women who decide to rush will be brought to each house, and then they will narrow down their preferences. Rush starts Friday and ends Aug. 25.
The cost for joining can vary depending on the chapter. The average cost for the IFC is about $2,800, and for the Panhellenic Council it’s about $3,200.
The Multicultural Greek Council is made up of 13 fraternities and sororities rooted in Hispanic and Asian cultures. None have houses.
The process for joining differs based on the group, but you could be asked to do an interview or attend group activities. Dues average around $270.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is comprised of nine historically black fraternities and sororities, seven of which have chapters at UF.
For more information, visit the fraternity and sorority affairs page at http://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu.
This story originally ran on page 13 on 8/14/2013 under the headline "Rush over to UF’s sororities and fraternities"